How To Become A Ventriloquist

Author: Edgar Bergen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473394473

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 126

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This early work is a fascinating read for entertainment enthusiasts. Thoroughly recommended for the bookshelf of the amateur or professional ventriloquist it contains a wealth of information that is still useful and practical today. Contents Include: Near Ventriloquism, The Doll-Dummy, Hand Puppets, shadowgraphs and Cardboard Dummies, Staging an Entertainment, Distant Ventriloquism, Entertaining With Distant Ventriloquism. We are now republishing this classic work in an affordable, high quality, modern edition with a new introduction to the history of ventriloquism.

How to Become a Ventriloquist - Step by Step Guide to Ventriloquism, from Vocal Exercises to Making the Doll

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447491459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

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Every aspect of ventriloquism is explained in detail in this book. How to make the doll, exercising your voice, and other tips for a successful start are included. Thoroughly recommended reading for the entertainment enthusiast. Extensively illustrated with black and white explanatory drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Ventriloquism Made Easy

Author: Paul Stadelman,Bruce Fife

Publisher: Piccadilly Books, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780941599061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 102

View: 9977


How to talk to your hand without looking stupid.

Ventriloquism Made Easy

Author: Kolby King

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486296838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 90

View: 7645


How to speak without lip movement, develop dialogue and special effects, use props, plan a show, and much more. Indispensable for the absolute beginner.

The Vagaries of a Ventriloquist

Being a Highly Diverting Combination of Eccentric and Amusing Anecdotes,illustrating the Astonishing Effects Produced by the Remarkable Faculty of Ventriloquism

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 24

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism

Author: Taylor Mason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 8097


The art of "bellyspeaking" isn't for dummies. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Ventriloquism teaches everyone to speak from their bellies, create and substitute sounds, use all the registers of their voice, and create diversions to attract the listener's ear - whether they invest in a fancy puppet or create their own figure out of a sweat sock. ?Includes tips for making, manipulating, and talking with their dummy and for it - both at the same time ?Advice for getting an act together and taking it on the road - getting gigs, getting paid, and how to improve performances ?How to write dialogue and jokes and rehearsal techniques

Gender and Ventriloquism in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Fiction

Passionate Puppets

Author: H. Davies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 4965


Is ventriloquism just for dummies? What is at stake in neo-Victorian fiction's desire to 'talk back' to the nineteenth century? This book explores the sexual politics of dialogues between the nineteenth century and contemporary fiction, offering a new insight into the concept of ventriloquism as a textual and metatextual theme in literature.

Hearing Things

Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment

Author: Leigh Eric Schmidt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674003033

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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âeoeFaith cometh by hearingâe âe"so said Saint Paul, and devoted Christians from Augustine to Luther down to the present have placed particular emphasis on spiritual arts of listening. In quiet retreats for prayer, in the noisy exercises of Protestant revivalism, in the mystical pursuit of the voices of angels, Christians have listened for a divine call. But what happened when the ear tuned to Godâe(tm)s voice found itself under the inspection of Enlightenment critics? This book takes us into the ensuing debate about âeoehearing thingsâe âe"an intense, entertaining, even spectacular exchange over the auditory immediacy of popular Christian piety.The struggle was one of encyclopedic range, and Leigh Eric Schmidt conducts us through natural histories of the oracles, anatomies of the diseased ear, psychologies of the unsound mind, acoustic technologies (from speaking trumpets to talking machines), philosophical regimens for educating the senses, and rational recreations elaborated from natural magic, notably ventriloquism and speaking statues. Hearing Things enters this labyrinthâe"all the new disciplines and pleasures of the modern earâe"to explore the fate of Christian listening during the Enlightenment and its aftermath.In Schmidtâe(tm)s analysis the reimagining of hearing was instrumental in constituting religion itself as an object of study and suspicion. The mysticâe(tm)s ear was hardly lost, but it was now marked deeply with imposture and illusion.